OZEV Workplace Grant FAQ’s

Any business, charity or public authority is eligible to claim the grant towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points providing they have dedicated off street parking for staff or fleet use only.

The grant scheme is available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but is not available in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man or crown dependencies.

You will need to provide a Companies House Reference. Alternatively, you can use your VAT Registration Number or you can upload a copy of your Registration to HMRC.

Yes, but you must be able to attach evidence that they are registered as a company with HMRC.

No. You need to declare either a current need for EV charging infrastructure or an intention to encourage uptake amongst your staff and/or fleet.

No. The date of installation must not precede the date the voucher is issued.

Yes. You can now apply to have additional vouchers until you exceed the limit of 20 chargepoint sockets per company, as long as you still meet eligibility requirements.

When and how will I know its value? The new system will pay up to 75% of the purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 per socket. When your installer redeems the voucher, the system checks the installation costs provided by your installer and generates the grant level that the installer will discount from your bill.

Is there a limit on the number of chargepoints I can claim for? Yes. The WCS grant is limited to the installation of 20 chargepoints sockets for each applicant.

No. The authorised charge-point installer will claim the value of the voucher (up to £350) for each socket, up to a maximum of 20 sockets on your behalf. The value of the voucher, generated at the end of the redemption process, should be discounted from your invoice.

No. 3-pin 13A socket (BS1363) installations or chargepoints with 3-pin sockets are not eligible for the grant. Only approved chargepoint units available on our website can be installed with the WCS grant.

Charge points can be purchased with a fixed lead this is called a tethered charge point, this lead is not removable, a charge point purchased without the tethered lead would mean you simply use the lead you was provided with when the vehicle was purchased.

Yes additional leads are available to purchase separately.

Yes additional leads are available to purchase which have a Type 2 plug on the supply side and a Type 1 plug on the vehicle side.

The OZEV Government Grant is deducted from the total invoice once the VAT has been applied.